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Installation

Supported Versions Planary supports Autodesk® Revit® versions 2017,2018,2020-2024 Installation The installation process is the same as any software windows installation. 1. Ensure that Revit is closed before proceeding with the installation. 2. Double click on the installer file. 3. Follow…

Troubleshooting

Shadow Colour is straightforward and very precise. However, if you find some artifacts in your results, Please make sure you are upgraded to the latest version. Shadow colour is being updated regularly, and issues are being fixed. Upgrade to the latest…

Shadow Colour Interface

In this article we will summarize and overview the Shadow Colour interface. A. Export high-quality images. Save and Open Settings. B. Graphic preferences and topography.  C. Help menu, contains links to helpful articles and videos on how to use Shadow…

Save/Load Settings

To save your project settings, go to ‘File’ → ‘Save Settings’, and select the folder to save the settings. Shadow Colour will save all the linked elements, including the selected colours and styles. To load settings, go to ‘File’ →…

Export Images and GIFs

There are multiple ways to export your shadow study.  Quick Export of a Single Image from Your Shadow Study: Open the Export Menu: Navigate to ‘File’ → ‘Export’ → ‘Single Image’. This action opens the export options for a single…

Settings and Topography

Shadow Colour provides customization options for achieving your desired graphic results. To adjust your preferences, navigate to ‘Settings’ → ‘Preferences’. Shadow Intensity Control the shadow intensity using the slider. Calculate Areas Generate a shadow area calculation report for each selected…

Conduct a Shadow Study

Add Elements and Assign Colours 1. Click on ‘Add Element’ and pick a group or component in SketchUp. The first element will be the top layer (usually the city context), and the last will be the bottom layer (usually the…

Get Started

What is Sun Shadow Study or Solar Study? Shadow Study / Solar Study is a set of illustrations that demonstrate the shadow impact from the proposed development.The illustrations usually differentiate the proposed/approved building’s cast shadow from the existing context’s shadows.The…

Video Tutorial

Full video Tutorial A walkthrough video on how to use Shadow Colour tool for SketchUp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3trlL5EP0o&t=256s